Bunnahabhain Toiteach, 46%

Price: $66 Issue: Fall 2016 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Dried peat smoke, a papery column of cigar ash, sizzling bacon fat, baked earth, and a shower of sea spray, coupled with hints of fresh peach and ripe fruits. The palate has a light, oily consistency ingrained with smokiness throughout, tasting of vanilla toffee, pick ‘n' mix foam bananas, tangy citrus, and sweet tropical fruits, the whole arrangement given a peppery lift before succumbing to a late nuttiness. It's not named after the Gaelic for smoky for nothing, you know.